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Put a cork in it: Drink in style w/ Campagnolo Vintage Aluminum bottle

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Looking for a bottle that will stand out in a sea of mass produced, metal water receptacles? The new Campagnolo Vintage Aluminum Bottle might just be the perfect way to ensure you get your daily H2O intake while displaying a little classic cycling style.

Drink in style with Campagnolo Vintage Aluminum water bottle

Throwing it way back to the days of metal bottles with cork caps, the Campagnolo branded vintage bottle looks to be a co-branded Eroica Alu bottle from Elite. That should mean it will be a great fit in the Eroica Bottle cages from Elite if you want to take it with you on your vintage ride. Or, just carry it around the office while you sip from the 600ml capacity.

Drink in style with Campagnolo Vintage Aluminum water bottle

Crafted from aluminum with a satin finish, the bottle claims to have an internal finish treatment to allow it to comply with both European CE and the U.S. FDA requirements. The aluminum construction lends to light weight of 120g, and the cork top is leashed with its own string to keep you from losing it.

All that style doesn’t come cheap at € 34,90 (not including shipping), but if you consider yourself a Campagnolo hype beast, it will probably be an easy add to the collection. 

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MaraudingWalrus
MaraudingWalrus
5 years ago

This is both kinda silly, and kinda cool.

Francisco Antonio Alvarez
Francisco Antonio Alvarez
5 years ago

Will this be a new prerequisite for all l’eroica events?

Bob
Bob
5 years ago

the bike industry never ceases to amaze me in its ability to out (deleted) itself. I will wait for the $149 Ti version. Aluminum is for peasants.

Lemond Rider
Lemond Rider
5 years ago

Wicked Awesome!

Dave
Dave
5 years ago

Very cool!!

Maus Haus
Maus Haus
5 years ago

I’m waiting for the 2020 BMX hubs coming out next year

Maus Haus
Maus Haus
5 years ago
Reply to  Maus Haus

Campagnolo BMX hubs

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blahblahblah
5 years ago
Reply to  Maus Haus

Campagnolo sheriff star hubs work great on a BMX, oh and did if forget to mention Best looking hubs ever made

King County
King County
5 years ago
Reply to  blahblahblah

I didn’t know those hubs, but searched them after reading your praise. i have to agree. They look great.

王吉德
王吉德
5 years ago

The bottle looks great but the material should be stainless steel! Aluminum (without coating) can cause Alzheimer’s disease, some people who have kidney disease store a lot of aluminum in their bodies. The kidney disease causes less aluminum to be removed from the body in the urine. Sometimes, these people developed bone or brain diseases that doctors think were caused by the excess aluminum. That’s why European CE and the U.S. FDA insist on the coating of the bottle.
I use stainless steel bottles for my ride, on longer rides one single wall and one double wall thermos bottle for Hot and Cold drinks. I don’t use plastic bottles, your taste buds will tell you why.

Roger
Roger
11 months ago
Reply to  王吉德

Ah, these lovely mommy blog aluminum nonsense regurgitations.

First of all, there is no direct link between aluminum water bottles and Alzheimer. In fact, there is no direct link between aluminum exposure and Alzheimer in humans. Just go to any reputable Alzheimer site and they will tell you the exact same. I know you won’t, so I paraphrase them.

This ignorant notion that aluminum water bottles and cooking ware cause Alzheimer, comes from a research from 1965 where researchers injected mice with extreme high doses of aluminum and the mice developed Alzheimer. These results were only seen with the aforementioned extremely high exposures that far exceed the levels that can enter the body through food or potentially through contact with aluminium cookware. But mommy blogs and the likes made it go viral. You gotta love all the Gwyneth Paltrows blogs out there, either exaggerating benign stuff of just straight up making weird shit up.

Back to my lecture: however, multiple other small and large scale studies have failed to find a convincing causal association between aluminium exposure in humans and the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

It does appear that there is a relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and naturally occurring metals. Iron, zinc, copper and aluminum are associated with the hallmark Alzheimer’s proteins amyloid and tau in the brain. The exposure to aluminum, iron, zinc and copper does not mean they cause the disease. We simply do not fully understand the mechanism that causes the development of the disease and (normal/real life) exposure has been ruled out.

But if you do believe in this aluminum causes Alzheimer nonsense, you better stop using iron water bottles and cooking ware too, because by extending your reasoning, they are associated too. And probably not drink your tap water either. Because you are *exposed* to copper.

Or, you believe the researchers and go on with your life and use your aluminum water bottles & steel cookware and drink tap water.

To add context to your EU regulation claim, can coatings are not regulated by an EU-wide legislation, but national measures are in place in the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Slovakia, France, and Spain. Manufacturers do it anyway in case consumers add acidic drinks in aluminum water bottles.

Long story slightly shorter: aluminium solubility is pH-dependent and aluminium is insoluble in the pH range 5-9. Tap water, in general, is 6.5 to 9.5 pH in the EU and UK (excluding US data, could). Furthermore, unlined aluminium forms an oxidized layer, aluminium oxide, which is insoluble in water.
I wouldn’t fill it up with a coke or an acidic beverage, solely because the taste of acidic beverages and foods might change in unlined aluminum containers.

But for water, there will be no ‘leeching’ aluminium into the water and it certainly will not alter the taste of water.

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Side note, from the approximately 1% of aluminum the body absorbs, 95% of that is taken out by the body. In fact, we excrete on average about 25 to 30 mg of aluminium per day through our urine. So our body is perfectly capable of taking out digested aluminum and we have been evolved to do so to over hundreds of thousands of years as a species.

Unlined aluminium bottles are safe, period.

pockethamburger
5 years ago

As usual, Campy takes 7 years to catch up with the trends. L’Eroica died when Brooks bought it. The string they used is horrible and synthetic. They could have used some natural materials. Makes the whole thing look like a cheap party favour.

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